Even knowing help is available isn’t always enough to remove the stigma of having a cleft.
Distance and pandemic are no match for this social worker.
Reaching every corner of Indonesia with our partners.
Magaly is the mother of David, age five, a Smile Train patient in Quito, Ecuador. She shared with us her son’s journey to cleft care and what Smile Train has meant for her entire family.
When Aira started school, she struggled to speak up, was bullied, and had few friends. Now. after her cleft surgery, she's the star of the class!
“Don’t worry, keep the faith, and tell others about Smile Train.”
Everyone told Gyana to abandon her daughter when she was born with a cleft; her husband threatened to kill himself if she didn't. Afraid for both their lives, she took the child and fled.
How one man built a legacy of smiles that will last for generations — on both sides of the operating table.
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